Most automobile safety experts and researchers share the opinion your air-bag system is one of the most critical safety elements your car has. The Supplemental Restraint System goes largely un-noticed until the moment of greatest need and we take the reliability and safety of the system for granted. With a used car, the owner may not know the vehicle's repair history and whether or not the vehicle's air bags are reliable.
United claims you can fly the friendly skies however it appears that as long as you're on the ground all bets are off! In a video most of America has seen, a man with a ticket was removed after he had legally boarded a United passenger jet Sunday. Do you suppose it ever occurred to this customer the best way to get arrested was to buy a plane ticket, show up on time and board as instructed? In case you haven't heard United demanded four passengers disembark the flight they were on because United oversold the flight. After they asked for volunteers it boiled down to a lone passenger who refused to leave. The passenger who was forcibly removed by security guards was also a physician. The video is on youtube.com for all to see.
Recently a child in Southern California was injured by a piece of debris after a drone collided with a tree. That piece of debris hit the child as she was in a stroller. In another incident a small child in the United Kingdom was rendered partially blind by a drone that was being flown by a family friend and the friend lost control.
Kids and adults are attacked by dogs more often than most people are willing to believe. The consequences of those attacks are immediate and can be severe and even lead to death. Statistics from the Center for Disease Control suggest over 4 million people are attacked by dogs each year.
In what can only be called a horrible idea, a California Legislator has written a bill to allow the last call in bars to move to 4am. This bill would allow each municipality to decide what their last call should be and in no event could it be made earlier than the current 2am last call time.
"As attorneys we understand the importance of individuals having access to consult with an attorney whenever they have to deal with an insurance company." We have seen too many cases where a small, seemingly meaningless comment came back to haunt someone in a detrimental manner. A recent appeals court decision emphasizes the importance of strong legal representation like you get from GB Legal.
If you decide to walk someplace for your health you may want to reconsider once you listen to recent studies and look at the actions of the City of Sacramento. Sacramento recently embarked on what they have termed "Vision Zero Sacramento". Vision Zero is a traffic safety initiative whose aim is a roadway with no fatalities or serious injuries. Vision Zero rejects the notion that traffic crashes are simply "accidents," but instead preventable incidents that can and must be systematically addressed.
A recent report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveals fatal traffic accidents increased at the alarming rate of over 8% in the first 9 months of last year. Another aspect of this report is the reality that most of these aren't accidents and instead should be defined as automobile crashes due to the reality of an accident being outside of someone's control.
Not long ago we published a blog about people taking "selfies" while driving and the problems it created. Doing something other than driving is something Henry Ford never considered and it seems many are focused on doing everything except driving in a defensive manner as we were taught in driver's education. As a result of all of the distractions drivers are faced with, new laws have been created.
In a perfect world the balcony collapse in Berkeley would have been followed up by new laws, higher standards and people being held accountable for failing those 13 students and their friends. It's apparent we don't live in a perfect world.